lunatrix
Hi this is just a little thing and I feel it may have been discussed before but I cant find where.
Names of thoughts get truncated if there is not enough space to fit their full names across the width of the plex. That makes sense - the full name can be shown easily by hovering.
The thing is the names seem to me to be truncated too much - often down to just a few letters (making them hard to read), and even when there is plenty of room to write out the full thought name.
I wonder what the brain's rule is for when to truncate, and if it might be relaxed a little?
Funnily enough, whatever the rule is, I notice it does not always act consistently. For example I have multiple thoughts as children of TOPICS. One is PSYCHOLOGY, which gets truncated to PSYCHO... while one is PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT which gets truncated to PERSONAL DEVELOPM...
The latter is directly below PSYCHO... and takes more width than the whole thought name PSYCHOLOGY would take. 
I'd like thought names to be only truncated when there genuinely is not enough space for the full name, and to be truncated at the last possible point (i.e. display as many letters as the space permits).
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Harlan
Not all areas of the plex have the same amount of space available. Each relationship type to the active thought is laid out in a zone that is reserved for thoughts of that relationship type. Zones which may have multiple columns (parents and children) can allocate more space for individual thoughts when there are fewer than the maximum number of columns being used. For example, siblings always get approximately 25% of the available width while children get 50% if there are few enough that they can be arranged within 2 columns.

If you post a screenshot I can discuss more specifically what is happening in the case you describe.
Regards,
-Harlan
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lunatrix
Thanks. I think I see now what is going on. It is the expanded view that causes the problem. Thought names seem to try to avoid overlapping links. I see the logic of that but wonder if it might be done in a less aggressive manner! Leaving thoughts with just a couple of letters makes it to hard to navigate. Perhaps letting link lines go behind thought names rather than being completely avoided?
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Harlan
Link lines are not a factor... Distant thoughts are given a fixed amount of space in order to enable them to be shown.
Regards,
-Harlan
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lunatrix
OK - then I am puzzled why I need to have names truncated to 2/3/4 uninterpretable letters in the attached example? 2017-03-16_13-54-37.jpg 
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Harlan
Thanks for posting the screenshot. That's helpful. The difference between those truncated very short and not is the presence of jump thoughts. We'll have to adjust the layout algorithm to utilize the space a little better.
Regards,
-Harlan
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